Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: The Autobiography of Harriet Ann Jacobs, AKA Linda Brent (Paperback)

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, the Autobiography of Harriet Ann Jacobs, by Harriet Ann Jacobs, aka Linda Brent. This edition is an unabridged, paperback republishing of her autobiographical novel first published in 1861. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave published in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who edited the book for its author, Harriet Ann Jacobs. Jacobs used the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book documents Jacobs' life as a slave and how she gained freedom for herself and for her children. Jacobs contributed to the genre of slave narrative by using the techniques of sentimental novels "to address race and gender issues." She explores the struggles and sexual abuse that female slaves faced on plantations as well as their efforts to practice motherhood and protect their children when their children might be sold away.

About the Author


Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897) was an African-American writer who escaped from slavery and was later freed. She became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs wrote an autobiographical novel, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, first serialized in a newspaper and published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent. It was a reworking of the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel, and was one of the first books to address the struggle for freedom by female slaves, explore their struggles with sexual harassment and abuse, and their effort to protect their roles as women and mothers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781541084162
ISBN-10: 1541084160
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 13th, 2016
Pages: 178
Language: English